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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, MAUOIT 1, 1.013,
Night's Fire Go
On Sale Monday
Your Own Price
By ArranRcmont With the
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Schmoller & Mueller
KUl-lU I'ARNAM BT.
DEWEY HOTEL FIRE
BRINGS DEATH TO
(Continued from rage-One.) ''
Man With Broken
Back Struggles in
Fire and Gives Alarm
Tho most remarkable lnstAnCo of cool
bravery shoWn at the fire was that
displayed by Frank Murray of Perry, la.
6oma time ago ilurray's back, was broken
by a freight car at Fifteenth and Nich
olas street, but by a phenomenal piece
of surgery Police. Surgeon Harris saved
the man's life and since then he has been
steadily convalescent, until Thursday,
when ho was able to walk around with
the support of a heavy walking stick.
Murray lived nt tho Dewey hotel and
wpn the flro broke out he was among
the first to glvo Individual alarm to the
occupants of tho different rooms.
Groping lamely along the dimly lit
linllways of tho hotel he rapped with his
cano unon tho doors and called t,h gucsjs.
in this way ho struggled on and on
Until ho fell from exhaustion and then
Bdmo ono''ho',had aroused1 helped' 'Mrn'to
tho door, 'wheco he was taken cars of by
tho rescuers. , ,
To him personally do many owe their
REJOICE OVER WORKING
IN REAL FIREPROOF BUILDING
Employes from tho various large office'
buildings swafnicdv around tho scene -tit1
the fire during the ndon ttourt One man
from tho new Union 'Pacific headquar
ters, who had worked for years in the
old structure at the foot of Forniim
street, observed as" he gated at the oml,.
nous ruins i. -
"Wcll.i this ought to mdko ' every man
and woman who 'works In the new Untsi
I'aclflo building feel thankful that It Is
practically proof against such a calustro.
plic. And that Is exactly tho faelius
among those hundreds of people. Kve.l
It our building should catch nflro life
would scarcely be Impaired, In the
first place, flro would makq Very Utile
headway In It. and In the next place the
building la thoroughly equipped with es
lnt fourteen years, was tho first person
to attempt escape by leaping. Ho leaned
far out from a window near the alloy
while preparlntb. Jump, but his nold
gave way and, slipping, he fell squarel
ui his head on tho puvcmevnf beneath.
Special Watchman Penry nnd several
bystanders carrleu him Into tho Ohio
restaurant, where a few moments later
he tiled. Surgeons sntd that In the fall
his neck had broken, besides smashing
his skull Into a weird, misshapen mass.
Mrs. C B. Wllklns, wife of the lessee
of the place, was helped to safety by
Policeman McCabe and A. T. Comer of
Klmwood, Neb. Cpmer is the chief of
the volunteer flro department of that
pin co and his efforts to save lives were
heroic, to say th least. McCab'o also
risked his life In the attempt . to save
others, but the smoke baffled him.
Perhaps a score of pcrttons escaped
from (ho place within a few moments
from the time of the flrt alarm. The
rest are burled beneath tons tf brick and
I'eitry Discover: fire.
Bneclal "Watchman Frank Penrv was
the first to discover tho real flro. At
midnight Policeman Sam Morns and M.
RVan, passing tho hotel, thought they
smelled wood smoke. Thoy in ado an In
vestigation of the neighborhood nnd fin .
ally decided that the smoke emanated
rrom the Dewey. sparKs could be seen
In tho air, but their source could not be
They notified Manager Nold and Clerk
Vllet, however, and a thorough search
of tho building was made'.
Nothing was found. ( ,
niacr In Store.
At 4:45 n'fllnelf In Mia tnnrtifnw Pmm,
saw the blase In tho baok part of tho Ro-
phael-Pred store and turned In a still
alarm. When ho returned from tho flro
box the entlro place was a seething fur
nace and' the guestB In tho" hotel, asleep,
wero caught like rats In a trap.
Half an hour later, when it' was rrtnin
that those remaining ip.tbo hotel .Wert
dad, Manager Nold, slttljig' In the Ohla
restaurant with o. Bee reporter, told 'nt-
"I was awakened by Vllofa shout of
fire. I slipped Into my tPJUaprn nml
started Into the hall. Tim ninn it,
ready full of sitfoks and .had I not'ltnown
the plan of the hotel aswell as I did 1,
too. would have perished, Qod heln tlm.n
poor souls who had rooms on tho other
smo of tho building."
Ntnrta tu Ilnsenicnt.
Tho fire was caused nrlmarllv. it i
lleved, by an overloaded furnace In the
ucwey notcl building basement, directly
beneath the clothln store. ' Thi ,..,.
ever, In Itself would huve caused ho par.
ucuiar carnage, out an explosion, bollcved
i'j nave Dcen caused by gas, soon filled
Albert Smith, night cle rk In th viu
drug store across tho street, says a month
ago the .building1 was fillod with ga from
leaky pipes. Last night he says he heard
mi explosion less than a quarter of a
mlnuto before the nlace bunt intn riom.
.Smith's assertion is backed up by that
m -enry ana several of the firemen wlio
wwiiura iu nw ursi aiarm. Tno ex
plosion was so heavy. It U aM thai n
rocked :the bulldlm. 1 f
within two hours after the iWha-'t'mftni
had begun work 6n the nlace it wah re
duced to n crlm Ina shall mh .. i
two floors caved In under the weight Of
tho lea and water, 'an,d shortly after iho
ooum wan gaye way, narrowly missing
several firemen working behind It
I vnici oaiier, , nowever. was extremely
cautious In flghtfrig in blaze, if wu
apparent mat nothing coVId be saved and
.John A. Swimson,
New O where! W"M'- "b,""u-
Remodeling forces a decisive clean-iip
Positively no goods will be carried over to next season. Hundreds of garments sult
nblo for year round wear are to be had hero at nniazlngly low prices. Wlso Investors,
this If your great chanco to save clothes money. Will you make the most of It? You
will when you see theso most wonderful values. Como Saturday, ,
Special Notice Vfll INfZ IVf 1TM Extrao dinary
to wide awake A VvllU Opportunity
Any Overcoat Any Suit
Any $10 to $35
Suit goes at
5 to $1750
-Il'ILIC we have a good as
sortment of clothing to
fit most every figure
wo offer a splendid variety of
young mcn'n high grade suit
and overcoats, sizes 33 to JS.
And think of it.
Every price cut
square in half
Any $129 to $40
$625 to $20
spread interest being,.
manifested in the great.?
remodeling work now
going on4 here. TJiis
store's quarter century of
leadership is In the hearts
of the people Thoro's sen
timent connected with this
store that makes it a public
institution. A new era Is at
hand; a greater Nebraska Is
under way; wo Invite all
to acquaint thomselves, with
tho progress of remodeling
Pouring out the greatest hat
bargains men ever knew. All
fltyles, stiff and soft. Every
winter hat In the house (ex
$2.60, 93.00, $3.60
Hats Saturday at
Grand Clean-Up of Men's Fine $1.50 Shirts at 75c
QL 1 Saturday wo will place on sale 100 dozen high grade shirts. Excello,.
tJUlllS Faultless, Empire, Columbia, and other high, class makes. ff"
"Wide color range. Plain or plaited styles, all sizes. The Nebraska's J Tf
regular $1.50 sh'irts, a wonderful offer. Remodeling sale price Saturday. "
. Man's $1.30 and 91.60 Union
'Butts, all 'sizes,. Egyptian and
"Merino,' Saturday at l ' ; v
Men's $1.50 Kid and Cape Gloves, sale price, 95c
Any 83.50 and 94.00 Union Suit
in the house. - Huperlor, Made
Well and Muldoon's, Saturday
Men's li! kIi Krade heavy Wool
sweaters. Hyron and ruff neck
collar, navy, maroon, oxford.
All sizes, 36 to 42. 1 , i
$2,60 and $3.00 Sweaters "t
Saturday at ? . t"
Men's SOo Keckwear, rich' new
silks. In ffreat variety, wldq
and narrow ends, Saturday nt
Men's 91.00 Neckwear, bcaUtUj
ful novelties and plain benus
lines. Unlimited range. -Saturday
at . .
Correct Apparel for Men and Women.
the only method of attack was to keep a
constant sheet of water on It. The coin
air froze the w'ater and occasioned no
little troublo to the firemen.
At 8 o'clock a Peo reporter mounted U
the top of an adjplnlnjf, building Ahd hy
cllnfflnit to a frozen Ice crag .obtained u
peep at tho dellructlon.
The placo was a pitiful sight. TYag
mehts of clothing1 half burled beneath
tons of brick could bo seen, nnd hero and
there ft bed showed from beneath parts
of crumbled wall and.ceUI.ugs , v,
No bodies coutd be seen from the point
of vantage,,, but, from t,ho way. In, whfch
the floors fe)r, It cduld bo, seen 'that they
were given quick burial by the roofs and
walls that fell on top.
Anions; tho heroes made by the. tragic
fire were Topi Fohoy, EiJ Duda and
.Charles Cot, all" of Vlro tJdmpahy- Nol 'i
These men. tho first to arrive; ventured
In dangerous places to do possible good.
Fahey carried a woman to safety against
ler will. BJie was frenzied by thjs smoko
iand fought and scratched hcij rescuer
until slid"-reached, tho. ground, when bio
was cared for by -bystanders. Sho was
clad only In a pony akin cotit and she
clung desperately to her purse, which It
was afterwards .learned contained noth
ing moro than a powder puff, a hand
kerchief and a few small coins.
Fireman William Clarke of truck No.
1 rescued Mark Hemmlngway of Kwing.
illemmlngway was groping In one of the
corridors and Was ready to fall from ex
haustion when Clarke seized him .and car.
rlcdhlm down a ladder to Hafety. sev
eral 'other rescues were mado by firemen,
but lit tho "cbnfuston name's Vould not be
obtalriiar ' '
That mKfiy of tfio fire victims never
wlll'b IdentlHed is the belief1 Of' hundred'."
Owing to the local reputation of tho hotel
there were many w6men In the hutel
,wltb their gallants, and these almost
wltHout exception registered under us
suiiu!d nqmesor failed, to register.' ,
Storks of Goods Ilurn.
The lowor floor of the Dewey ho.U.l
building lstoccupled by jthe.(taDhact-Prd
(company .X)d the khman Wullpapr
ttore. BothV of these places were de
Uroyed;;tpgetl)cr with iheir' entire siocka.
The entire block was threatened for a
while and It was thought that the Schmol-ler-Mueller
Piano store and tho Hlller
Liquor company would go, but Chief Sal
ter's men succeeded In cutting these
places off from the danger zone and tho
only harm was that the places woru
smoked tip lightly.
Illume for the (Ire Is placed entirely
Upon the shoulders of the management
Chief Salter, who says that not only
were the exits. Inadequate, but Uie guests
were given no show for their lives. Kvery
ropm In , the .hotel was wrecked except
three In tho northeast corner.
C. Wllklns, In whose name th
Dewey hotel Is leased and operated, Is
111 nt a sanitarium near Lincoln. His con
dition Is such that news of the holocaust
was kept from hfm.
J. J. Foy- o'f Dundee was among the
rescuers: He had Just como' In- on the
Rock Island and was passing the hotel
whoii ho heard the calls for help. The
fire department had not yet arrived.
Rushing with three other men that were
on the street, he, forced open the side
door and helped five persons out. Three
of them were women and two were men.
They had piled up against the door and
were so frantic they could not open It.
A i modest traveling salesman, who
would not give his name, saved the lives
of two women. He ordinarily stopped at
the Merchants hotel, but. owing to the
congestion at that place had to tako a
rpom at the Dewey.
Fortunately ho secured one that led to
tho fire escape, and when the alarm went
through the hotel two women rushed to
the door of his room, over the door of
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swerea ma cry or tne women and let
them Into .his room, then opened the out
side, window, ,to which the firemen had
raised a ladder. A fireman was at the
top of It and he took one woman down,
while the traveling salesman carried the
other to safety.
Joseph Prokes, employed by the Great
Western Tie foundry, escaped. Clad In
a borrowed overcoat and undershirt and
a pair of trousers, Prokes stood shiver
ing In a nearby saloon,
"I have been living In room 52 for the
last tour months," he said. "I was awak
ened about five minutes to five, but the
Death-Trap in1 Whieh Many Sleeping People Lost Their Lives Yesterday
NO FIREMEN . INJURED BY
FALLING OF HOTEL WALLS
After a rollcVll had been made or the
tjremen It was found 'that the rumor of
nevcral having been burledMnder the fall,
lng rear wall of the building had no foun-tlatfon.
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DBWBV HOTUL. SHOWING GREAT GAP MADE WHEN THE HACK WALL OF THE BURNED BUILDING FELL CRASHING INTO THE CELLAR. 7.50 THIS MORNING.
dense smoko was pouring In the room.
The wholo placo seemed full of smoke.
'Not knowing exactly what was hap
pening I put on a pair of tfqusers and
climbed down the flro escape; which was
right under my window. .. , -
"The clerk does not sleep at that' lfoui
and yet, to my knowledge,' no alarm wan
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